Sunday, July 30, 2017
Just How Many Times can Jake Day Spend the Same $1M Grant?
Another Who's on First moment in our comedic local government saga...
It's come to my attention that, once again, our illustrious Mayor Jake Day is wordsmithing on the sly!
Some time back, Day touted he got a $1M Grant from Governor Hogan for his Downtown Revitalization Project. At that point, we were told it was for the first phase of the Main Street renovation, which was that one block that took nine months to complete due to contaminated soil snafu.
Funky Monkey Mathematics...
One of our trusty insiders revealed Day & Company only budgeted $150K for the contaminated soil removal when its real cost was in escalation of $850K. This leaves a $700K deficit that was spent on contaminated soil removal. Therefore, the remainder was covered by that $1M grant - leaving only $300K (if that) for spending in the other areas of Day's Wonderful, Magical Downtown Extravaganza.
Over the weekend, WBOC reported this same $1M grant was all going towards revitalizing the Downtown Plaza. Yes, the same grant because Day only got one (1) grant from Hogan!
Are you now expected to believe in spun gold about how that momma dollar and papa dollar somehow managed to procreate an additional million out of thin air or is our illustrious Mayor just really, really bad at math?
The real question...
Just how many times does Jake intend on re-spending money already spent? At this point, we don't know!
at 7/30/2017 06:00:00 AM